This will be a quick post. Just a taste . . . of Bruni.
John Bruni. His newest title, Blood, should be live in May. And it’s a helluva book. A little bit crime, a little bit demons, and a fine smattering of violence. But let’s take a look at that cover, shall we? This one comes courtesy of the very, very talented Matt Andrew.
Just look at this beast . . .
Take a look at the latest cover for our July release, All Hail The House Gods, the second title from Andrew J. Stone (The Mortuary Monster) and Strangehouse Books:
The answer is YES.
But first . . . I am sure there are some of you that noticed that this site has been pretty quiet, and I’d like to address that before getting into the rest.
Rooster Republic wanted to try something a little different, so when Konstantine Paradias approached us with Sorry, Wrong Country, his non-fiction memoir about life in modern Greece, it was a total no-brainer to pick it up and add it to this year’s roster of titles.
And what a book! We love this book. And we think you’ll love it, too. It’s already gotten a pretty great review from the folks over at Geek Nerdery. Here’s a little pull quote (click the quote to see the full review at their site):
“It was an absolute blast getting to know these strangers in their quick vignettes, and with what little time the reader gets to spend with each of them, Paradias deftly paints and precise picture of who these people are and where they place in the tapestry of human existence.”
Konstantine was a good sport and to help kick off this new release, we put a whole bunch of questions to him and got a whole bunch of answers (including his pizza crust preference) in return. Read on!
Andrew Hook’s RoosterVision title has been getting a lot of good press, including a shout out in Black Static magazine.
Here’s what they had to say about Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel: A Personal Analysis:
“The personal stories that he adds, showing how the film affected his writing and remembrances of catching it on late night terrestrial television (as did I myself, back in the day), all help to ground the work and illuminate why it is so important to the writer. It is this personal slant I feel that puts clear water between books like this and the more objective Auteur volumes. At the end, for anyone who has seen the film, their appreciation will almost certainly be deepened by the light Hook shines on unfamiliar corners of the screen, while those who have never encountered Buñuel’s work will probably be encouraged to seek it out, which is a big part of what books like this are really all about, but either way you will have been entertained and enlightened.”
Because he is such a good sport, Andrew has agreed to put together a personal top-10 movie list for Rooster Republic. This will (hopefully) be a recurring item as authors lend their work to the RoosterVision line of books.
Read on to find out what Andrew considers his personal top-10!
Rooster is dipping into the world of non-fiction this year, and we hope you join us for this new endeavor. We’ve got some really cool titles lined up!
Andrew Hook (his website) takes a look at the surreal, 1962 masterpiece THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (an essential viewing for a professed film lover) and even if you’ve never seen the film before, perhaps Hook will convince you to give it a try.
Read on for a look at the cover!
Bradley Sands’ novelette, Liquid Status, is finally here and it is a really wonderful read for fans of both Bradley and surreal literature in general.
Bradley’s previous works include Dodgeball High and Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy, and he is the creator of Rico Slade, a character that’s shown up in books and short stories, most recently in Rooster’s anthology Tall Tales With Short Cocks 5.
And if you won’t take my opinion regarding Liquid Status, then here’s what Brian Evenson had to say about it:
“This reads like what might happen if Freud and the Joker collaborated on a rewrite of Blake Butler’s There Is No Year. A weird and swerving book that nonetheless says a lot about the hidden dynamics of families.”
Read on for the Q&A with Bradley…
Dustin Reade’s Bad Hotel is our first release in 2017, and it is a hell of a book to come out of the gate with. It’s now live on Amazon in both print and on Kindle.
You may have seen this announcement on our Facebook page (which was also shared by Strangehouse Books, our horror imprint), but G. Arthur Brown is no longer Head Editor for Rooster Republic Press.
Work continues at the press unimpeded, with duties being resumed by the owners.
We are still bringing you weird fiction, and we appreciate the fact that you let us do so. We look forward to the rest of this year, and we hope you do, too.